Tag Archives: Comic Book Nerd

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #53


For February’s Book Club meeting we’ll be discussing Scud: The Disposable Assassin – The Whole Shebang! by Rob Schrab, Mondy Carter, Dan Harmon. In the world of Scud, bullets are cheaper than human life. Corner vending machines provide any weapon you might need. The most popular weapons are Scud disposable assassins: Robot hit men that

A Closer Look At The Man of Steel

*(Originally presented in a much longer form on Comic Related. Reprinted with permission). There’s been a lot of talk about Superman since Man of Steel opened…. maybe too much talk. (Sorry about that, I seem to be channeling a rock video from my youth) Although most comics fans understand Superman’s importance in comics history, they

Comic Book Donation Drive


If you’re a comic book fan then chances are you have a basement full of long boxes stuffed with comic books. Comics are fond memories, but they take up a lot of space. They’re great pieces of artwork that you would prefer to share rather than simply discard in the trash. The Chicago Nerd Social

Comic Book Academia w/ Len Strazewski


You’re basking in the afterglow of C2E2, and want to have a nice, leisurely stroll through the more intellectual side of comics and graphic literature. In that spirit, we invite you to the next exciting installment of Comics 301! Our guest will be Len Strazewski, professor of Journalism at Columbia College Chicago Strazewski has been

Nerd Show & Tell


What was the last thing you purchased that excited the nerd inside you? Don’t just take a picture of your latest favorite thing for your Facebook page, bring it to our Nerd Show & Tell event! This Show & Tell occurs right after the events of the last day of the C2E2 Expo and it

Comic Book Academia

So you’ve enjoyed getting to know comics through our Comics 101 and 201 events…but now comes the focal point – comics as academic material, providing literary insight and perspective on times, current and past. Yes, you read that correctly – comics are increasingly becoming part of our academic landscape, and providing an important perspective. So

Comic Book 201 is Here!


Well we’ve spent a few months prepping for this next event. We laid the ground work down with our Comics 101 event a few months ago. What good is a 101 event without a follow up 201 event? The Chicago Nerd Social Club and Third Coast Comics are teaming up again to bring you Comic

Frank Fosco Comic Book Signing


Monster Island Toys will be hosting a meet and greet for Teenage Ninja Turtles Comicbook Artist/Savage Dragon Comics Artist Frank Fosco.  Frank will be taking pictures, signing comic books, and shaking hands amongst his original artwork. When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 – 11:00am-4:00pm Where: Monster Island Toys – 3335 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60608

The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup


The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup is meeting for a night of fun with a cross-section of Chicago fandom including door prize give-aways.   Last month’s event had 81 attendees from many local meetup groups and groups represented this year will include: The Chicago Horror Meetup – They may just turn you into a zombie! The horror

Comic Book 101

Did you miss the first Comic Book 101 event and wish you could have made it? Did you want to go through it again to further refine your comic knowledge? Or maybe you just want to come out and hang with a few comic book nerds. Well the Chicago Nerd Social Club and Third Coast